Born In: Florence, Arizona
Evie Clair is an American singer and pianist who achieved popularity after appearing on the talent hunt show America’s Got Talent. She entered the show as a contestant for its twelfth season, but she had already made her mark as a musician much earlier than her national television stint. She debuted on-stage at Hale Theatre at the age of eight and sang the award-winning video cover of the famous song Take on Me. She performed as it was expected of her, and her training in music definitely showed up. Ever since her successful run at America’s Got Talent, Evie Clair has become a sensation and has released some original songs, such as For You and Love You one more Time. Her cover of Christina Perri’s famous song Arms on the reality show also brought her added attention from the industry. Following her ouster from the show, she embarked on a nationwide tour and further explored new possibilities in the world of music.
Born Country: United States
U.S. State: Arizona
Evie Clair was born on 2 December 2003 in Florence, Arizona, to Hillary and Amos. Fascinated with the world of music from the age of two, she started trying her hand at piano first, before developing an interest in singing. She then started practicing her singing skills as well.
Evie was a keen music enthusiast since her early days and made her first major stage appearance at the age of eight in the Halo Theatre. Most of her musical influences were derived from her grandmother, who was a musician, and her mother who happened to be a music scholar.
The vibes around the house were always musical and Evie spent most of her time playing music with her older brother and three sisters. She cites her mother as the biggest influence on her as far as music is concerned.
In order to further find an audience for her music, Evie started her self-titled YouTube channel, where she uploaded her covers of famous songs. Some of her best known covers are Cheap Thrills by Sia and Regina Spektor’s Two Birds. This helped her gain popularity among the youth. As she embarked into teenage years, she was already making some money off her musical talent.
Evie Clair first came into mainstream focus after winning a competition to earn an opportunity to sing the theme song of an indie movie titled Once I was a Beehive. She also performed the single during the movie’s premiere. This led her to contribute to another successful soundtrack titled For You.
Apart from being a pianist and singer, Evie Clair has also tried her hand at songwriting and wrote some songs for her cousin. Going through all these small and big projects, she was somehow away from the fame she truly deserved, but not for long.
Her decision to write and record an original single titled Love You One More Time turned out to be the biggest breakthrough of her career. The song was released digitally on different platforms and was loved by thousands, taking her popularity to another level.
By the year 2017, she had already auditioned for America’s Got Talent twice in a row and failed to leave a mark. But her third attempt was successful, and she was selected as one of the contestants of the show.
Although she was one of the most loved contestants, she couldn’t enter the final top 5. During her final performance on the show, she performed What a Wonderful World and mesmerized the judges and the audiences. She also received standing ovations regularly from the judges during her run on the show.
Following her ouster from the show, she became an instant celebrity and without wasting any time, she embarked on a nationwide tour.
Apart from that, Evie Clair has also sung the American national anthem during a Diamondbacks game and has helped in the recording of the soundtrack of Cokeville Miracle. She was also the winner of 2014’s Arizona’s Rockin’ With Talents.
Evie Clair was extremely close to her parents and stated that she would strive harder to make them feel proud of her.
Her father suffered from cancer while she was competing in America’s Got Talent and she dedicated her performance of the song Arms to him. The video went viral on the internet and the performance received standing ovation from the audiences and judges on the show.
In order to gather funding for her father’s treatment, she ran a crowd-funding campaign, which was a success.
On September 7, 2017, her father Amos Abplanalp passed away due to cancer. Evie Clair got married to Clancy Thomas on December 17, 2021. In November 2022, the couple shared the news that they were expecting a daughter.
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